Leicester City 1-3 Liverpool – Steven Gerrard stars in crucial win…
Liverpool moved into eighth place in the Premier League table, after captain Steven Gerrard inspired the comeback victory over Leicester City – scoring one, and playing a part in two other goals.
Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson also netted as the Reds moved to within five points of the top four. We will of course be hoping to close that gap again when we taken on Sunderland on Saturday.
However, things started badly for Brendan Rodgers’ side. Simon Mignolet was lucky not to gift Leicester an opener, when his loose pass fell straight to the feet of Esteban Cambiasso, who sliced his effort wide despite having an open goal to aim at.
It was only a short term escape for the Belgian, who was unfortunate to see Leonardo Ulloa’s effort rebound off the post, strike him in the back, and roll across the line to give the home side the lead soon after.
Back came Liverpool, with Lallana – back in the team in place of Philippe Coutinho – pouncing on Rickie Lambert’s fine knock-down and slotting home the Reds equaliser.
The visitors continued their positive momentum after the half-time break, with Gerrard scoring his first Premier League goal from open play since January after Wes Morgan’s poor clearance.
Morgan’s night went from bad to worse, as he hauled down Lambert just a few minutes later to earn a red card. The Leicester captain was then banished to the stands, after attempting to sit among the City substitutes.
Henderson completed the scoring, finishing a fine move which also involved Gerrard and Raheem Sterling, with the latter back-heeling the ball for his teammate, who slammed home from close range.